Spirit of St. Louis Tail and Rudder

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Its small fin and rudder made the Spirit of St. Louis unstable and hard to fly, which was intentional to help Lindbergh stay awake.

Created:

2015

Photographer:

Eric Long

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NASM2015-05236

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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